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Prof.dr. Jos de Mul
Emeritus Professor Philosophical Anthropology and Its History
Erasmus School of Philosophy

 

 

Personal information

 

Born

TerneuzenThe Netherlands, January 2, 1956

 

Nationality

Dutch

 

 

Address

 

Visiting address

Postal address

Erasmus School of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Campus Woudestein. Bayle (J) Building H, room J5-45
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062 PA Rotterdam. The Netherlands

PO 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

 

Communication

 

Tel. (work)

+31(0)10-4088965     

 

Tel. (home)

+31(0)24-3584657  

 

Mobile phone

+31(0)6-14000250

 

Fax (work)

+31(0)10-4089030

 

Fax (home)

+31(0)84-7308158

 

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Websites

www.eur.nl/esphil/people/jos-de-mul and www.demul.nl                                                          

 

 

Education      

 

1968 - 1975    

Atheneum Beta, Petrus Hondius College, Terneuzen,  The Netherlands

 

1975 - 1977

Law, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

 

1975 - 1981

Art History, University of Utrecht and University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

1975 - 1981

Philosophy, University of Utrecht and University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

1983 - 1988

Philosophy of Social Sciences, Radboud University, The Netherlands

 

 

Degrees

 

1978 - present

BA Philosophy, University Utrecht 

 

1981 - present

MA Philosophy, University of Amsterdam, Cum laude

 

1993 - present

PhD Philosophy, Radboud University, Cum laude

 

 

Present Academic Functions

 

2022-present

Emeritus Professor Philosophical Anthropology and its History. Erasmus School of PhilosophyErasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

1993 - 2022

Professor Philosophical Anthropology and its History Erasmus School of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

2000 - present

Guest professor Philosophy Master of Public Administration (MBA) program.  Nederlandse School voor Openbaar Bestuur (Dutch School for Public Administration), The Hague                              

 

2006 - present

Guest professor Philosophy Master in Managing Information & Sustainable Change (MISC) VUCA Academy & Radboud University 

 

2012 - 2013

Visiting fellow
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

 

 

Previous Academic Functions

 

1977 - 1980

Student Assistant Philosophical Anthropology and Social Philosophy. Faculty of Philosophy, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

 

1983 - 1985

Lecturer Philosophy of Education. MO A en MO B Pedagogiek, Hoogveld Instituut, Nijmegen

 

1983 - 1988

Assistant professor. Faculty of Social Sciences, Radboud University,The Netherland

 

1988 - 1993

Associate professor. Faculty of PhilosophyErasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands 

 

1997-2002

Scientific Director (together with Prof.dr. P.H.A. Frissen) of the  Research Program Internet and Public Administration.
Commissioned and sponsored by the Ministries of  Housing, Land-use Planning and the Environment (VROM), 
Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK), Transport, Public Work and Water Management (V&W), and Finance (F)

 

2006

Guest Professor. Xinjiang Normal University. Ürümqi, People's Republic of China

 

2007 - 2008

Netherlands Visiting Professor. Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW) / University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), USA

 

2008         

Guest Professor. Department of History, Fudan University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China.

 

2016

Guest professor. Institute of International Language and Culture Studies / Graduate School of Sociology. Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan.

 

 

Local, national and  international executive positions

 

1995 - 2000

Dean/chair, Faculty of PhilosophyErasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

1998 - 2003

Member executive committee of the International Association of Aesthetics

 

2004 - 2005

Member of the NWO committee Cultural Innovation and the Foundation of the Humanities

 

2004 - 2007

Secretary General of the International Association of Aesthetics (IAA)

 

2005 - 2011

Vice-President of the Helmuth Plessner Gesellschaft

 

2007 - 2010

President of the International Association of Aesthetics (IAA)

 

2009 - 2015

Member of the Creative Board Executive Master in Information Management. University of Amsterdam

 

2010 - present

Member of the International Board of the International Research Center for Aesthetic and Art Theory (IRCA)

 

2017-Present

Member of the Board of the Stichting Praemium Erasmianum

 

 

 Teaching experience

 

1977 -1979

Various seminars in Philosophical Anthropology and Social Philosophy,  Department of Philosophy, Utrecht University.

 

1983 -1985   

MO A and MO B lectures: Introduction in Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Ethics.  Hoogveld Instituut, Nijmegen

 

1983 -1988  

Lectures and seminars in the BA and MA programs Philosophy of Education, Introduction in Philosophy,  Philosophy of Education and  Ethics, Department of Social Sciences, Radboud University

 

1988 -present

Lectures and seminars BA and MA programs Philosophy. Various courses in Philosophical Anthropology, Aesthetics, History of 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Information and Communication Technology, Philosophy of the Humanities. Erasmus School of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam

 

1998 - present 

Lectures and seminars in the International MA Program Philosophy Philosophical Anthropology,  History of 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Information and Communication Technology, Philosophy of the Life Sciences

 

1993 - present

PhD Seminar Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

 

1995 - present

Guest lectures and contributions to seminars at almost all Dutch Universities and several foreign universities, such as the University of Beijing,Sichuan University Chengdu, Universiteit Gent, Universität Heidelberg,  University of Helsinki, Universiteit Kortrijk, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, University of Michigan,  École Normale Supérieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines Paris, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan, Seoul National University, Fudan University Shanghai, National University Tokyo,   Xinjiang Normal University Ürümqi, The University of Utah

 

1995 - present

Supervisor of 33 successfully completed PhD projects and 9 PhD running projects (NWO or otherwise funded). Follow for an overview this link

 

 

Research and curriculum assessment

 

2001

Chair of the Accreditation Team Philosophy, Estonian Higher Education Accreditation Centre Estonia.

 

2003

Chair of the Assessment Committee. Evaluation of Research in Philosophy and TheologyEstonian Higher Education Accreditation Centre Estonia.

 

2008

Member of the Research Assessment Committee. Institute for Science, Innovation & Society. Faculty of Science, 
Radboud University, The Netherlands

 

2012

Chair of the Research Assessment Committee. Institute for Science, Innovation & Society.Faculty of Science, 
Radboud University Nijmegen.

 

2013-2014

Chair of the Philosophy Degree Programmes Assessment Flanders. VLUH

 

 

Major National and International Research Grants and Contract Research

 

1997 - 2002

Internet and Public Administration. Commissioned and sponsored by the Ministries of Housing,  Land-use Planning and the Environment (VROM), Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK); Transport,  Public Work and Water Management (V&W) and Finance (F), Dutch Government

 

2000 – 2002

Under Construction. Identity in the Age of the Internet. Commissioned and sponsored by Infodrome,  Ministry of Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OC&W), Dutch Government

 

2000 - 2004

Normative aspects of Information Processes in Public Administration. Grant of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) (f 450.000); Co-applicant: Prof.dr. Jeroen van den Hoven (TUD)

 

2000

Calculemus@human. Human Sciences and Information Technology. Commissoned and sponsored by  The Advisory Council of Science and Technology Policy (AWT)

 

2001 

Social Inclusion vs. Digital Divide. Commissioned and sponsored of the Ministry of General Affairs, 
Dutch Government

 

2002-2005

On-Line Identity, Interpersonal Relationships and Society.International Linkage Grant of the 
Australian Research Council (ARC).  In collaboration with Charles Sturt University.  

 

2003 

Grant from the Ernst Cassirer Publication Fund, USA

 

2004

Virtual Residence. Commissioned an sponsored by the Department Information and Communications Technologies of the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies European Commission, Sevilla, Spain

 

2005-2010

Playful Identities. From Narrative to Ludic Identity Formation. Grant of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).Three PhD projects and three research grants for senior researchers (€ 453.000).  Co-applicants: Prof.dr. Valerie Frissen (EUR) and Prof.dr.Joost Raessens (UU)

 

2011-2016 

What can the Humanities Contribute to our Practical-Self-Understanding? Grant of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Seven PhD projects and two Postdoc projects and two research grants for senior researchers (€ 1.996.361). Co-applicants: Prof.dr. M. Düwell (UU), Prof. dr. J. J. Bolhuis (UU), Prof. dr. W.B. Drees (LEI), Prof. dr. A.W.M. Mooij (UU),  Prof. dr. I. Robeyns (EUR), Prof. dr. T. Verbeek (UU); Prof. dr. A. Visser (LEI)

 

 

Editorial Boards, editorships and editorial advice

 

1993 - present

Advisor of several Scientific Publishers: Boom (Amsterdam), Edinburgh University Press (Edingburg),   lement (Kampen), State University of New York Press (Albany), MIT Press (Cambridge).

 

1996 - 2001

Member of the Advisory Board of the series Boom Esthetica (Amsterdam: Boom)

 

1998 - present

Member of the Advisory Board of L&B. Series of Art and Art Theory (Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi)  

 

1999 - present

Member of the Editorial Board of Ethics and Information Technology (Dordrecht: Kluwer)

 

2002 - present

Member of the Editorial Board of the Heidegger-Jahrbuch (Freiburg: Karl Alber Verlag)

 

2004 - present

Member of the Editorial Board of Tijdschrift voor Filosofie, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

 

2004 - present

Member of the Editorial Board of Arquitectonics. International Review. Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Barcelona.

 

2005 - present 

Member of the Editorial Board of Jaarboek Kennissamenleving (Amsterdam: Aksant)

 

2007 - present  

Member of the Editorial Board of Studies in Contemporary Phenomenology (Leiden: Brill).

 

2008 - present

Member of the Editorial Board of Nordisk Estetisk Tidskrift / The Nordic Journal of Aesthetics

 

2008 - present

Member Referentenraad Filosofie en praktijk

 

2009 - present   

Bruno Accarino, Jos de Mul and Hans-Peter Krüger (eds.), Internationales Jahrbuch für Philosophische Anthropologie / International Yearbook for Philosophical Anthropology.Publisher: De Gruyter Verlag Berlin.

 

 

Peer reviews

 

1993 - present

Regular peer reviews for various national and international journals such as Ethics and Information Technology (Kluwer), Heidegger Jahr-Buch (Karl Alber Verlag), Information, Communication and  Society (Routledge), Tijdschrift voor Filosofie (Leuven), Journal of the Philosophy of History (Brill)

 

1995 - present

Regular reviews of research proposals for the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), and the Fund for Scientific ResearchFlanders (VFO)

 

 

Publications

 

1981 - present

Author and/or (co-)editor more than thirty books and published more than two hundred and fifty articles in scientific journals and book contributions with (inter)national academic publishers in the domain of philosophical anthropology, the history of (modern) continental philosophy, philosophy of art, philosophy of information and communication technology and philosophy of the life sciences. He is regularly invited to write page-long essays in national newspapers, weekly’s and monthly’s, such as NRC VolkskrantTrouw, De Groene Amsterdammer and Vrij Nederland. His work has been translated in more than twelve languages.

See for a complete list of publications: www.demul.nl/en/publications-complete-list

A substantial part of these publications are available in full text versions on his website www.demul.nl.

 

 

Lectures and other public appearances

 

1981 - present  

More than 450 invited lectures at national and international symposia, conferences and congresses, and public lectures. He is also a much sought-after speaker and radio guest.

 

 

Scientific awards and other indications of academic reputation

 

1993

Praemium Erasmianum Research Prize, for De tragedie van de eindigheid. Wilhelm Diltheys hermeneutiek  van het leven , Kampen (Kok Agora) 1993 (PhD thesis, Universiteit van Nijmegen).

Queen Beatrix congratulates Jos de Mul on winning the Praemium Erasmianum Dissertation Prize (with son Joris and daugther Elize in the background). Royal Palace Amsterdam, 1993.

An updated version has been published under the title The Tragedy of Finitude. Dilthey's Hermeneutics of Life by Yale University Press, 2004.  

 

2003

Socrates Prize for the best Dutch Philosophical Publication of 2002, for Cyberspace Odyssee, Kampen: Klement, 2002. 

 

2004   

In an enquête organized by Philosophy Magazine among all philosophy professors in The Netherlands and Flanders, De Mul was ranked in the top 3 of most innovative philosophers in Dutch speaking countries.

 

2008

According a Vrij Nederland enquête among intellectuals De Mul was regarded one of the twelve most sagacious intellectuals in The Netherlands.

 

 


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